Milbank partner Antonia M. Apps and Morrison & Foerster partner Carrie H. Cohen, both former assistant US attorneys at the Southern District of New York, published the op-ed: “Without Fear or Favor: What Geoff Berman's Stand Against His Firing Means For Justice” in the New York Law Journal.
In the op-ed, Ms. Apps and Ms. Cohen note “Geoff
Berman's promise upon his firing that the Office's
‘investigations will move forward without delay or
interruption' honor the words of Whitney North Seymour, Jr.,
words that became our credo as Assistant US Attorneys: do the right
thing, in the right way, and for the right reasons. The efforts to
oust US Attorney Berman and replace him on an interim basis with a
US Attorney from another district were unprecedented. US Attorney
Berman's abrupt firing in the midst of ongoing investigations
into close allies of the President endangered everything that the
Southern District of New York stands for and is a serious threat to
the rule of law.”
The full article can be read here: Without Fear or Favor: What Geoff Berman's Stand Against His Firing Means for Justice.
Originally published by Law.com, on June 2020
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